Yesterday saw the release to TechNet and MSDN – Office 2010 Professional Plus. After downloading the 650MB file, I attempted to install Office 2010 in a way I have done many times before. I right clicked the file (en_office_professional_plus_2010_x86_515486.exe) and extracted the contents to a folder and ran Setup.exe and it failed with this error […]Read more
On ActiveDir.org a couple of weeks ago, there was a discussion around the fact that Microsoft now have hardcoded LDAP limits for Active Directory. This may not directly affect you in a Windows 2003 forest – but if you have changed your LDAP Policies to make a poorly written application work in Windows Server 2003 then […]Read more
Earlier today details emerged around the features of Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1. “Service Pack 1 will include fixes and tweaks in areas you’ve helped us identify, including a roll-up of the roll-ups we’ve released to date. I also wanted to flag some of the feature enhancements we’re excited to bring to you with Service Pack 1 including: […]Read more
Active Directory environments configured to use Network Address Translation (NAT) appear to be a support scenario with multiple configurations some supported and some unsupported. Detailed below is the information I have collated so far. Active Directory over NAT – KB 978772 The Microsoft statement regarding Active Directory over NAT is: Active Directory over NAT has not been tested by […]Read more
Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the last version of Windows Server to support the Intel Itanium architecture.
I picked up on this little bit of information over the weekend, I have never come across the Itanium architecture in a production environment; but somebody somewhere uses it and will be impacted. Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the last version of Windows Server to support the Intel Itanium architecture. SQL Server 2008 R2 […]Read more
If you are looking connect with fellow Active Directory administrators, architects or perhaps the people that design the product, then I would strongly urge you to check out Tony Murray’s ActiveDir.org mailing list. The list which started back in January 2001 provides a forum for discussing various aspects of Microsoft’s Active Directory technology. Tony Murray has provided […]Read more
This year there are a few versions of Windows which will go out of support. If you continue to use these version of Windows beware; it is effectively be the same as driving a Ford Capri around town; it works, everyone of a certain age knows what it is, but good luck if it goes wrong. Windows 2000 Professional […]Read more